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1 Jan 2017

Milena Grenfell-Baines: Lady Remoska

This book is a short tale about big things and includes a number of wonderful recipes from two figures of the food world: Remoska, an integral part of Czech culinary culture for more than half a century, and Milena Grenfell-Baines. It is the story of a woman with an extraordinary destiny and energy which helped gain the magical Czech mini-oven international recognition. It is the story of a train journey on a Sir Nicholas Winton Kindertransport, of courage, love, and real shared values. And it is also about how to prepare food packed full of life, be it for a family Sunday lunch, for dinner with friends, or simply for your own pleasure. Caress the soul!

This book is published with a preface by Michal Petrov, author of Retro CS, and complemented by beautiful, period photos by Anna Edes and Kristina Cizinska.

The unique tale of the girl from Winton’s Train who invented the legendary Czech Remoska Milena Grenfell-Baines

Milena Grenfell-Baines

In 1939, Milena Grenfell-Baines, then nearly 10 years old, boarded the Winton Train to the British Isles, and in doing so saved her life. She then graduated from the Czechoslovak State School in the UK before going on to become a nanny in a nursery, a governess in France, a wife to the innovative architect Sir George Grenfell-Baines, a mother, a translator, a teacher, the organiser of cooking courses, and the founder of the group Friends of the Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra.

Milena Grenfell-Baines is a long-time Chair of the British Czech and Slovak Association, a patron of the Emmy Destinn Foundation, an honourable citizen of both Prosec and Preston, winner of the Gratias Agit prize for promoting the good name of the Czech nation abroad, and in 2016 was awarded an MBE for her services to music. But above all else, Milena is a person with a huge heart, and is known as Lady Remoska.

Translated by Esther Jones Russell


Photography: Anna Édes, Kristýna Čižinská
Editor: Kamila Hladká
Edition: Populárně naučná
Year: 2016
Format: 200 x 260 mm
Binding: Hardback without dustcover
Page Count: 248
ISBN: 978-80-906559-0-4 

http://www.dcerasestry.cz/knizky/lady-remoska/

 


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